Kazuma Trails is owned, guided by and managed by Zimbabwean professional guide, Dave Carson and his lovely wife Antonette. His operation is as old school as it gets, with green canvas Meru tents which are simple but incredibly comfortable, an open sided main mess area and simple ablutions. This is very much done on purpose and epitomizes the awe inspiring feelings one gets when out on a safari adventure such as this. Authentic, colonial-era bush camping.
Dave runs two styles of mobile expeditions. Semi-Luxury and Luxury mobile safaris. The former is a pretty traditional basic camp, using '4-man' dome tents, camp cots with foam mattresses and en-suite toilet and shared shower facilities.The latter is a little more civilized with the larger Meru style tents, proper beds with even a hint that the interior décor has been given some thought. The en-suite facilities are upgraded from just a toilet to include a hot bucket shower per tent. That is pretty much where the differences between them end as everything else from food, campfire storytelling and Dave’s infectious and passionate guiding knowledge and safari experience fill your day on both safaris.
The mobile safaris predominantly run in the quieter areas of Chobe National Park as Dave is passionate about the wonders this park has to offer once you have escaped the crowds of people in the main areas. Vehicle safaris and full day game drives are interspersed with ad-hoc big game walking safaris and tracking dangerous game.
It is important to note that whist walking safaris are very common in Africa, it is really only the Zimbabwe professional guides, Zambian and Botswana professional guides that are truly comfortable and skilled enough at tracking and approaching big and dangerous game such as elephant, lion and rhino.
Herds of buffalo will be approached but solitary male buffalo and leopard will be kept at some distance. Clyde Beaty, one of the company directors and co-founders trained alongside Dave Carson back in the early nineties. It is his respect of Dave’s skill, knowledge and infectious personality that has Tailormade Africa whole heartedly promoting this wonderful Mobile safari experience.
Kazuma Trails offer multiple trip itineraries in Botswana for a varying number of nights to suit our clients wishes. The guide price below is based on their 4 night Okavango Delta only itinerary. Please speak to one of our Botswana specialists to design a bespoke mobile safari with Kazuma Trails.